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with less than 25 employees are eligible for a tax credit of 35% right now. and on january 1, that tax credit would increase to 50%. you will get a tax credit on half of the health insurance you employees under 25% -- 5 employees. the majority's also claimed and will continue to claim that the health care was passed in the dark of night that denied their side of the aisle to participate in the legislative process. this is categorically untrue. the affordable health care act was a private of nearly 100 hearings, 100, 83 hours of committee markups, including both republicans and democrats, making amendments. the house heard 181 witnesses, both democrat and republican. 239 amendments were considered in house committees. and 121 were adopted. while some on the other side of the aisle charge the final version of the law was rushed in the house, the final bill was available for 72 hours before any members were asked to vote on it. in contrast, the patient's rights and repeal act, which we are doing again today after the 37th time, is being considered after no committee hearings, no committe
$376 million. >> i still would not complain. >> reporter: the tax man wants a big chunk. if you take out federal taxes at highest rate, maybe they could get some breaks, if you take out federal taxes in the end, the take home is closer to $227 million. i'm with you, though, i'd still take it. later this afternoon, we want to give folks an idea. we're going to tell you later on what the luckiest numbers have been for powerball and also the lu luckiest states. so stay tuned. >> thanks so much. good luck to you and to me because i'm going to buy some tickets today too. >>> coming up, donald trump is on trial. he's hoping to feel rather lucky in this case. he's on trial now defending himself for allegedly conning an elderly woman. while in court he had some rather harsh words for her attorney. you'll hear from attorneys on both sides in a few moments. >>> then some are calling it worse than watergate. the irs under scrutiny. but did it have a good reason to put tea party groups under the microscope as it it did? we'll explain, next. ♪ ♪ fly me to the moon ♪ let me play among the st
will subject them to less favorable tax treatment by their government, yet the i.g. report has unfortunately confirmed this political profiling is exactly what happened. the misconduct by the i.r.s. is troubling for a host of reasons, but there are two questions yet to be answered that i find particularly troubling. first, how was the improper targeting of i.r.s. agents allowed to continue for more than 18 months before it was finally brought to an end? secondly, how did the internal i.r.s. process involve so many high-level i.r.s. officials yet remain hidden from the public and from congress for more than two years? former commissioner miller was quoted yesterday as saying the i.r.s. misconduct was a result of two rogue employees in cincinnati who were overall aggressive, yet we now know from the i.g. report that the i.r.s.'s attempt to deal with the targeting of conservative groups went through numerous high-level i.r.s. officials in washington. we know that as early as march of 2010, i.r.s. officials in washington were involved in applying special scrutiny to tea party and other applicati
's solution is to spend even more and raise taxes? really? we've got to take away president obama's blank check. >> hasn't your social welfare been improved by seeing that? nothing to do with the election, right? when president george w. bush was in office, those were called 527s. under president barack obama, the type on the right, those are called 501c4 organizations. there are some democratic leaning 501c4s, as well. they tend to look something like this. >> cheering on our colleges and their students, something we're all in favor of, but republicans want to take away that support. but president obama has a plan to help. >> it's a joke, right? it's a joke that these groups are not set up to be political actors, but tax law says that intervening in elections can't be most of what these groups are about. and it is an absolute farce. but that is the tax code and after citizens united cleared the way for unlimited donations, the number of these types of groups in american politics went from something like 1,500 for the 2010 elections to something like 3,400 for the 2012 elections. and the
the opportunity to look at the ten-year budget window, and particularly issues like health care and taxes. so in the name of dealing with those long-term economic challenges, which i think was highlighted by yesterday's projections i ask unanimous consent the senate proceed to the consideration of calendar number 33, h. con. res. 35, the amendment at the desk, the text of hssments connecticut res. be inserted in lieu thereof, that s. con. res. 35 be agreed to agreed to, the motion to reconsider be considered, made and laid nonmonday the table, the senate insist on its amendment and insist on a conference and the chair authorized to appoint conferees on the part of the senate all with no intervening action or debate. the presiding officer: is there objection? mr. mcconnell: reserving the right to object. the presiding officer: the republican leader. mr. mcconnell: i would ask it not be in order to consider tax increases or reconciliation instructions to increase taxes or raise the debt limit. the presiding officer: does the senator so modify his request? mr. wyden: i do not, madam president. t
to abuse the tax system. why did you mislead congress and the american people. >> did i not mislead congress and the american people. >> how did you miss lead this committee. >> i did not mislead the committee. >> did the committee have a right to know yes or no? >> i answered all questions truth. >> harris: tonight, his explanation for what went wrong and why lawmakers say resignations are just not enough o.j. simpson wants out of prison, but his former lawyer isn't helping his case. >> he never told me of a plan. >> did you ever tell him that it was within his legal rights to go take his property back? >> no. >> harris: and what he says o.j. admitted about the guns that helped put him behind bars. i'm harris faulkner in tonight for shepard smith. cheers broke out on capitol hill today as members of congress from both political parties tore into the head of the irs. stephan miller is about to vacate that job after the agency admitted targeting conservative groups that were applying for tax exempt status. he ghilts the irs made what he calls foolish mistakes but claims there there w
of conservative groups resulting for substantial delays for them. holding up their applications for tax-exempt status for years in some cases. however, con pick with usly missing from the -- conspicuously missing from the report, how the tax agency came to target the groups. specifically who ordered who to do all of this. this as the fbi launch as criminal investigation into the scandal. today lawmakers on capitol hill will have their chance to demand accountability. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel is live on capitol hill with more on this story. mike, you just spoke with senator mitch mcconnell. what can you tell us about that conversation? >> reporter: jenna, there is definitely some i told you so from senator mitch mcconnell because the republican leader was one of the lawmakers up on capitol hill hearing from constituents, tea party groups that they were being harassed by the irs. mcconnell told me a short time ago he thinks this is part of a much bigger problem. >> tried similar stunts at hhs, at the sec, the fcc this is an administration who believes if you disagree
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in their government. is there any limit to the scope of where you folks can go? >> this is wrong to abuse the tax system. this screams out for tax reform, does it not? >> i think it's an area right for redefinition and reform, yes, sir. >> do you want to know where a lot of this comes from? look at senator levin's letter. senator levin specifically mental add bunch of the groups that you all targeted. you were all doing what democrat senators were asking. >> i just think the american people have seen what's going on right now in their government. this is absolutely an overreach and outrage for america. >> i yield back. [ applause ] >> all right. >> senator mike kelly there at the end. that was one of the loudest fits of applause. mike kelly said you can put anybody out of business if you want to. you are the irs. how scary is that. when the irs comes in there you are not allowed to be showedy. this is an overreach. >> they prevented people from going into business. this is in the middle of a presidential campaign. they hamstrung some of the president's most vocal opponents prevented them from ent
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alike are press him on. ♪ you keep paying taxes >> reporter: a tea party rally on april 15th, tax day, 2010. >> the government doesn't have any money. that's our money and i'm taxed enough already! >> reporter: each as they protested high taxes and big government, the tax collecting irs was secretly targeting them. in march of 2010, irs agents in cincinnati, ohio, handling tax exemption began singling out groups. groups in primary political activity are not permitted tax-exempt status. by august of 2010, irs agents made tea party targeting more formal and issuing a be on the look out for local organizations in the tea party movement. as a result, tea party activists felt harded. justin thomas said lengthy questionnaires got personal. even machinientioning his name. >> this past friday, more than three years later, lois learner admitted her employees were targeting tea party groups. cnn obtained this audio i. they used names like tea party or patriots and selected cases because the application had those names in the title. that was wrong. that was absolutely incorrect. it was insensiti
tax-exempt status. they sought to tie the president to the agency's woes. >> president obama's reaction seemed to be sincere, he has not yet demonstrated that all of those responsible will be brought to justice. >> there we go. >> in a rainy rose garden press conference, mr. obama said he learned of the investigation like everyone else, last friday. >> i promise you this. the minute i found out about it, that my main focus is making sure we get the thing fixed. >> reporter: the new acting irs commissioner, appointed by the president is 42-year-old daniel werfel, chief accounting officer in the office of management and budget, served both democrats and republicans, steven miller misled them in letters and testimony when they asked him about complaints from tea party groups. the speaker of the house called for criminal charges. talking about the front line manager who's came up with the inappropriate criteria or talking about the top brass who didn't admit what happened to congress? >> i think i'm going to see the facts. somebody made a decision to do this. and i doubt that the
of these conservative groups have had to wait three years to get the special exemption, the tax-exempt status. however, if you are the half brother to the president of the united states, you could have gotten a special deal -- here is his picture right there. malik obama. his -- it's been described by a caller as a shady operation which operated illegally for years. he wound up getting clearance from the i.r.s. in one month. not three years. one month. half brother of the president. >>gretchen: last night president obama released a statement because they said he finally had time to read up on everything about this story. he said i have now had the opportunity to review the treasury department watchdog's rortd, et cetera, et cetera and all the report's findings are intolerable and inexcusable. >>brian: he got that too from senator harry reid. >>steve: he's going to have jack lew fix it. >>gretchen: brad pitt speaking out after his fiancee revealed she had a preventive double mastectomy for the sake of their children. >> good. brad pitt breaking his silence about his longtime partner's decision to have
, folks. we have climbed out of a hole with a proposition 30 tax. that's good. but this is not the time to break out the champagne. >> the governor says extra money should be spent on education. assembly speaker john perez says the extra money should not be seen as an automatic green light to increase spending. >>> the state's jobless rate is the lowest it's been in 4.5 years. the unemployment rate dropped .4% last month to 9%. california added more than 10,000 jobs. a lot of those gains are here in the bay area. contra costa and alameda counties added 2100 new positions. san francisco, san mateo, marin counties added 4100 jobs. >>> the america's cup was supposed to bring us excitement. but tonight it's delivering a boatload of innational intrigue thanks to the italians. >> i think it's normal for them to come when there's trouble. >> reporter: in front of his yacht, patrizio bertelli addressed the race that's suddenly become deadly serious. >> in america's cup it has always been its ups and downs but certainly what has happened is much more serious. >> reporter: earlier in the day at a
groups seeking tax-exempt status. >> as acting commissioner i want to apologize on behalf of the internal revenue service for the mistakes that we made and the poor service we provided. i think that what happened here is that foolish mistakes were made by people trying to be more efficient in their workload selection. the listing described in the report while intolerable, was a mistake and not an act of partisanship. >> president obama is turning his focus away from the irs con tro verse tote economy. in his weekly address the president talks about his trip friday to baltimore where he met with factory workers, young children in a pre-k program and low-income families getting help from a community program. >> that's why i like getting out of the washington echo chamber whenever i can because too often our politics aren't focussed on the same things you are. working hard, supporting your family and supporting your community, making sure your kids have every chance in life. >> the president added he plans to visit more cities in the coming weeks with a focus on strengthening the middle clas
has been the head of the tax exempt office, while some of this targeting of conservative groups was going on. now that she'll lead the irs and monitoring everybody's health insurance and the new taxes and the new fines associated with obamacare, some on the gop are predicting more problems. >> she provided horrendous customer service under her watch and now she's going to do the same implementing obamacare. swell. this is the perfect example of why we need tax reform. >> democrats say ingram's successor didn't find out about the targeting until six months after ingram was reassigned to the obamacare division and say it's unfair to suggest she had anything to do with the targeting. >> you're satisfied with miss ingram being in charge of the irs responsibilities now? >> i have heard that -- i don't know her personally, but i've heard that she has a high degree of professionalism and that she was not in a position of responsibility over these actions. >> democratic congressman sandra levin says there is no evidence that ingram had, quote, any inkling of the problems in the tax exem
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groups. >> did you find any evidence of political motivation in the selection of the tax exemption applications? >> we did not, sir. >> reporter: the treasury department confirmed the timeline but said they did not know the details of the uvestigation until last week. it's the first evidence that someone within the obama administration knew about the practice during the presidential campaign. isis unknown whether anyone in the white house was told of the federal investigation. republican congressman aaron schock serves on the house ways and means committee, which sversees the i.r.s. >> we don't have any reason to .s.ieve at this point that it son anybody outside the i.r.s. directing them to do this. obviously, there's been claims that the white house might have been involved and other groups. i don't have any reason to believe that. e thaporter: he says the i.r.s.' behavior was criminal, claiming or hurt the ability of conservative groups to fundraise, and that limited their influence. >> until we know who was wasonsible for the activities, we need to continue to investigate. >> re
with the best of intents, we screwed up. beyond immigration our time to come is time to simplify the tax code. to grow -- [applause] it's like, it's like congressman camp, the chairman of the ways and means committee, republican from michigan said, the tax code is longer than the bible but there is no good news in it. [laughter] [laughter] so, so it's time to grow the economy. no to wealth redistribution. wealth creation. and it's time to promote homegrown energy. that pipeline is an example. or drill here, drill now, drill anywhere! [applause] it's our time to keep our military strong and to hold this administration responsible for benghazi. [applause] so. so let me, so let me take you back to where we started. and that's to elect a republican senator. but i forgot one point before i got there. it's another issue that bothers me, making all these education decisions in washington. we need to keep washington's nose out of our classroom, dangling -- [applause] dong link federal tax dollars as a carrot to leverage more control what is taught in the classroom is coercion, plain and simple. no co
organizations applying for tax exempt status, based upon their names or policy positions, instead of indications of potential political campaign intervention. after reading the report tuesday night, president obama called the plan intolerable and inexcusable after promising action monday. >> people have to be held accountable, and it's got to be fixed. >> reporter: irs investigators said they acted on their own without help from outside groups. managers were inefficient at overseeing lower level employees at following the rules governing tax-exempt organizations. it's not the only controversy the obama administration is facing. expect fireworks when the republican led house judiciary committee grills attorney general eric holder over the justice department's subpoenaed phone records of reporters at the associated press. >> we've put a value on the rule of law and our values as americans. i think the actions we've taken are consistent with both. >> reporter: tuesday they questioned him in a fraud event and questioned jay carney at a white house briefing. >> the president is a strong believer in t
committed. >> i didn't see anything in the inspector general's report that suggested that the tax law was applied inappropriately to any of these organizations. >> reporter: lawmakers say they still have a lot of questions. who crafted this inappropriate criteria. why did it go on for so long why did the irs deny it despite dozens of letters from members of congress. norah, charlie. >> the white house trying to answer critics on benghazi. the obama administration released 100 pages of e-mails and notes. bill plante at the white house. what do the e-mails show. >> good morning, and good morning out west. these same e-mails were given to congress months ago and republicans have been selectively leaking them. using the information to fuel arguments that the white house held information for political reasons, the white house has gotten very frustrated over there and they have released what they say are the full set of e-mails. in the original drafts of the talking points the cia said the assault may have been spontaneously inspired by the protests at the u.s. embass
conservative groups applying for tax exempt status had been targeted for extra scrutiny. >> we provided horrible customer service here. i will admit that. >> reporter: the tactic was a foolish mistake, miller said, but not a case of politics. republicans didn't buy it. >> if the targeting wasn't targeting, if the targeting wasn't based on philosophy, how come only conservatives got snagged? >> they didn't, sir. >> reporter: two other scandals royal roiled the administration, mounting criticism in the aftermath of the benghazi attack and this revelation that the justice department seized phone records from the associated press. some political analysts say the issues threaten to derail the president's second term agenda. but on the streets, it was the irs issue that had everyone talking. >> it's a pretty awful thing for them to have done. really corrupts our legal system. and the political system. >> reporter: now we're also learning that republican representatives darrell issa who criticized the obama administration for not taking action sooner, received a letter from the inspector gener
organizations applying for tax exempt status based upon their names or policy positions instead of indications of potential political campaign intervention. after reading the report tuesday night, president obama called the practice intolerable and inexcusable after promising action monday. >> people have to be held accountable and it has to be fixed. >> reporter: irs officials told investigators they acted on their own without influence from outside groups. the report says managers were ineffective in overseeing lower level irs employees who don't have sufficient knowledge of the news governing tax exempt organizations. it's not the only controversy the obama administration is facing. expect fireworks today when the republican led house judiciary committee grills eric holder. >> this administration has put a real value on the rule of law and our values as americans. i think the actions that we have taken are consistent with both. >> reporter: tuesday reporters questioned holder at a medicare fraud event and peppered jay carney with questions at the white house briefing. >> the president is a
inappropriate criteria to select out people's applications for tax exemptions and didn't find anything that anybody had done wrong. the ig's report didn't say there was any partisanship or there was any legal wrongdoing or anything like that it simply was that the job the irs those do that is if somebody asks for a tax exemption, it's their job to decide whether or not they are entitled to it. >> what about the fact it got roughly 70,000 of these apparently to sift through? >> well, that's what well gummed up the works. ordinarily, they get a quarter of what they got this year, but after the citizens united lawsuit in 2010, a large number of corporation and groups came running in wanting a tax exemption so they could use their money to use it in the political process. and the irs said, whoa, wait a minute here. they were really overwhelmed and they made some bad choices. there's no question they made some bad choices. >> one of our producers who is keeping an eye on the hearing yesterday noted at one point, there was almost a ten-minute stretch where there was actually not a question a
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tax code and the friction points that caused us to be in this place, and poverty were driven and built into our system, coming out of members of congress and presidents of the united states for 30 years. we should be looking to remove those rich in points so moms and dads have high-paying jobs. this debate wouldn't matter. it does matter, it does matter but i don't think the reforms in the bill are wrong. i believe they are just. i would encourage my colleagues to oppose the amendment. and i yield back. >> debate on the house version of the farm bill yesterday. the senate reached agreement to take up the farm bill next and we will have live coverage is under way. today lawmakers will debate president obama's nominee for energy secretary. a vote on the nomination expected at 2:00 eastern. live coverage starting at 11:00 eastern this morning on c-span2. live on capitol hill the senate health education labor and pensions committee has confirmed president obama's pick for labor secretary tom perez, a party-line vote 12-10 and now goes to the full senate for their consideration. the committ
's wrong to abuse tax system this is an outrage fr all americans. >> steven miller apologized but denies there was political pressure. >> i do not believe partisanship motivated people. i think that what happened here was that foolish mistakes were made by people trying to be more efficient in work load selection. >> republicans allege a cover up but republicans point out many were appointees of former president george w. bush. >> a former attorney for o.j. simpson testified the former star about d.know his buddies were armed when they twont a hotel room to reclaim sports memorabilia. and simpson claimed he didn't know his friends were carrying guns. he his friend testify that had is not true. >> he had told me if he knew he had screwed up and knew there were guns involved. >> simpson is seeking a new trial. >> breaking news now in connecticut two. train trains have collided. you can see here on the tracks. we understand 20-25 people are injured there are no reports of any fatalities at this point. one train headed to new york another westbound through connecticut here. a major problem t
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for special tax-exempt consideration. congressman paul ryan, a tea party favorite, joined the course of lawmakers accusing the administration of being behind an attempt to systemically scrutinize tea party groups. >> this is arrogance. this is big government cronyism. and this is not what hard-working taxpayers deserve. people deserve a government that they can trust, that's honest, that's impartial. equality before the law, and that is not what we are getting here. so to try to suggest that this is just bureaucratic snafus, we already know that that is not true. >> when asked if his comments of former secretary of state hillary clinton's role in the alleged benghazi cover-up should preclude her from running for president, this is what senator rand paul had to say. >> you know, in bill clinton's administration, when les aspen did not provide security in mogadishu, the famous black hawk down, he was asked to resign and he left and admit head made tragic error. >> sure, but nobody asked him to do it in iowa or new hampshire -- >> tragic errors were. >> and as the president gets round f
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as yet, but they really need to pivot into something bigger, whether it is jobs or tax reform, can't be, you know, just a visit up to baltimore to talk about an infrastructure project. they need a big thematic thing that will enable the president to re-establish control over the narrative. >> i think while also tackling or having the correct teams tackle these problems and get to the bottom of it. a lot of questions. what a week. jack quinn, appreciate you joining us today. >> anytime. >>> an emotional interview not to be missed. pretty amazing. cleveland first responders in tears, recounting the moments they rescued those three women from a house they had been trapped in for a decade. >>> plus, inside the manhunt for the world's most wanted man. i'm going to talk live to two former cia analysts who helped track down al qaeda members including bin laden. [ male announcer ] this is george. the day building a play set begins with a surprise twinge of back pain... and a choice. take up to 4 advil in a day or 2 aleve for all day relief. [ male announcer ] that's handy. ♪ its triple cleani
applications for tax-exempt status for up to three years. out of the nearly 300 cases flagged for special review, one in three were groups that included the words "tea party, 9-12 project, or patriots" in their title. the report also showed the irs requested unnecessary information. >> we say stop! >> like the names of donors and political affiliations. >> the fbi is coordinating with the justice department to see if any laws were broken. >> reporter: on tuesday the attorney general announced he had opened a criminal investigation into the matter and the white house was pressed on how much it knew. >> there was no knowledge here at the white house. >> reporter: the inspector general report backs that up saying the decision to target tea party groups was made by front line managers and that no one outside the agency was consulted. in a new statement the irs admitted it used inappropriate shortcuts. but says the flaws were corrected last year and that there was no intent to hide this issue. ways and means chairman dave camp disagrees. >> i think probably the most troubling aspect is that th
scandals involving corruption in the tax bureau, in the treasury. >> reporter: within just a few months in 1951 and 1952 all of this happened, the korean war went south, harry truman's top aide was caught trying to buy influence. the president fired a popular general, and a massive bribery scandal engulfed the irs. yes, the irs. his approval numbers plummeted but none of that is remembered about truman today. >> scandals are way overblown in their political effects. everyone thinks oh my god, it's going to be another watergate, it's going to bring down the president. it's going to damage his party permanently. almost no scandals do that. >> reporter: what does make a scandal permanent? lichtmann says two things, when there's proof a president is directly involved and when his own party starts speaking against him. lisa desjardins, cnn, washington. >>> so this one is fun. watch this, look. ♪ this is ground control to major tom, you've really made the grade ♪ >> this is astronaut chris hadfield. he is a celebrity in canada, he channels his inner david bowie for the first music video f
tea party groups and other conservative groups seeking tax exempt status. miller was adamant this was not about politics. he said it was a foolish mistake, called it obnoxious. republicans didn't buy that excuse. there were a number of heated exchanges. take a look at one of them. >> why did you mislead congress and the american people on this? >> mr. chairman, i did not mislead congress nor the american people. i answered the questions as they were asked. >> reporter: now, white house officials say that they've learned about the irs targeting last week. this administration under fire for that as well as its handling of the benghazi attack and also the revelation, the department of justice stole phone records from journalists. so feel fuelling a lot of different krfrs controversys. it includes immigration reform, deficit reduction. they say he doesn't have a lot of time to get those reductions and he has spent time on the three contro versies this week. they say the irs scandal likely has the most staying power. a number of hearings about that on the horizon. >> kristen, than
. >> reporter: miller acknowledged an immediate need to restore trust in the nation's tax agency. but the president's critics aren't satisfied. one top house republican insisting there are still far too many unanswered questions. questions surrounding the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi last september, as well. the white house releasing 100 pages of previously classified e-mails and notes outlining the intense back and forth between diplomatic and intelligence officials over the government's talking points used by u.n. ambassador susan rice that ultimately removed any reference to al qaeda or previous cia warnings in the region. a senior intelligence official telling nbc news deputy cia director mike morell crossed out those references on this early draft. but morell's then boss david petraeus seemed to disagree with the watered down version that excluded any mention of security warnings. writing, frankly, i'd just as soon not use this. republicans accused the white house of playing politics right before the election. >> you don't have to be sherlock holmes to fig
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